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The boys must participate in some sort of program or take part in one of the many activities during their time at Trinity-Pawling.  The school offers a wide range of clubs and extracurricular activities to take part in.  Click any of the links below to learn more about the Programs, Activities, and Student Organizations at Trinity-Pawling School.

Amen Boys

To ensure that proper thanks are made before meals.  The group is responsible for saying grace at sit down meals in the dining hall. We are responsible for adhering to our schedule and meet occasionally for fellowship.

Asian Society

To expose students to the international cultures present on the T-P campus and to educate them about the customs, food, language, etc. of each nation represented. The club will also provide a supportive atmosphere for students from around the world and for those American students interested in learning about other cultures. This club is open to all students - international and American.

Aviation Club

The aviation club will look at the beginnings of human flight, the change in planes over time and how planes and drones are used today. Beyond the history and future of planes, this club will look at how the planes mechanical equipment works and the physics of planes. Members will have the opportunity to participate in some drone flights and flight simulations.

Baking Club

This club will meet throughout the year to bake together and share the delicious food they make together.

Bridge Club

In the game of bridge there is a saying that "There are three types of bridge players: (1) Those who can count, and (2) those who can't.” This club will introduce students to this fascinating card game, which uses a combination of logic, luck and a good partner to master. In the fall we will work on the basic understanding of the game and learn by doing. Once a week we will set aside an hour to play.  The first 20 minutes will be a quick overview of the rules and then we will start playing.    

Campus Advancement Club

We will meet once a week and take on different tasks that will better the community.  We will plan these tasks as a group and pick one to do each week.  Its a great way to give back to our community and will definitely be a positive addition to your college resume.

Chapel Acolytes and Vergers

To ensure the smooth execution of chapel services.  Acolytes assist at the altar and help maintain the sacristy, and Vergers serve as ushers.  Acolytes and Vergers are on duty about once a week for services and meet about once a month for rehearsals and fellowship.

Cheese Club

The club will meet monthly to sample farmhouse cheese from around the world.  Discussion will include the origin and history of the cheese along with it's pairings with companion foods.

Chess Club

Both beginners and experts at "regular" and/or Chinese Chess meet twice a month to learn, improve, have a few laughs and some snacks.  All levels welcome. 

Coffee and Tea Club

The Coffee and Tea Club seeks to explore the world of coffee and tea.  By trying different coffees, making coffee with different water, trying different additives like milk, cream, sugar, members will seek to understand what goes into making good coffee.  In addition, during each session a member will be responsible for teaching the group about different aspects of the world of coffee.  Ultimately, the goal is to have students feel comfortable in picking out and making good coffee.

Cooking Club

Meeting bi-weekly, we’ll prepare a meal from desire to devouring, from recipe to restaurant-quality repast.  In addition to great feasting, we’ll learn a variety of cooking techniques that will wow your parents, your peers, and your future partners. Membership limited to 8.

Computer Repair Club

To have students help students, faculty and staff maintain their computers and fix any hardware/software issues as they arise. Students will learn about computer hardware, software and to give students the opportunity to build their own desktops.

Cribbage Club

Students learn and play the game of cribbage (a card game) one on one and in teams. Tournament play will be common.

Dean’s Advisory Council

To provide opportunities for student leadership and responsibility for six to eight seniors who assist with matters of attendance, mentoring, and assisting administrators in a variety of tasks.

Debate Club

The debate club will learn to argue with rules. Competing internally and then perhaps branching out to debate other schools, student will learn the how to construct an argument in a limited amount of time.

Diversity Club

This club will meet periodically to discuss diversity on our campus and ways to become more inclusive.  

Dog Walking Club

This club will meet weekly to walk, play, and spend quality time with the faculty dogs on campus. 

Drama Society/Tech Crew

To produce student plays; to expose students to the theatre arts acting, technical work, set building, and carpentry.  The Tech Crew attends to all the technical aspects of the shows, including designing and running the lights, and running the stage crew sound.

Environmental Council

To allow students to investigate global environmental issues and create local environmental solutions.

Film Club

To have a group get together that are enthusiastic and want to make movies. We will meet one to two times a month and attempt to get everyone to make a film of their own once a month. Together we can offer constructive criticism as well as assistance to the making of each other's films.

Finance Club

The club meets about once or twice a month. Each club member would get $20,000 to spend on stocks. The club members would keep track of the gains and losses made. When they buy or sell a stock they must provide a reason for why they bought it and some research on their stock. The person who has the most gains at the end of each term (fall, winter, spring) will get a free pizza

Flag Football Club

Playing on Thursdays, this club will play flag football games.  It is important to note that this club will only meet during the Fall and Spring and participants will need to be a member of another club to receive effort marks during the Winter term.

Gamage's Greenhouse

Get your hands dirty and learn about farming! Interested boys and faculty help grow and harvest some of the vegetables served in Scully Hall. We need boys to help with watering, harvesting, planting, building garden beds, and turning dinner food scraps into compost. No experience needed! Some off-campus trips to local farms may be included as well. Gamage's Greenhouse is located in the field behind Scully Hall.

Health and Wellness Club

The Health and Wellness club will consider ways our students can live healthier lifestyles. This group will look at ways to improve nutrition and find time to exercise.

Jazz Band

To expose students to various Jazz genres, to teach and practice musical instruments and offer student performances.

Karaoke and Lip Syncing Club

This club will meet once a week during the winter term in The Cave.  Providing an opportunity to express your inner rock star-- goofballs, show-offs and the truly talented are encouraged to attend. Full credit will also given to regular audience members. 

Key Club (Admissions Tour Guides)

To organize student volunteers who conduct campus tours with prospective students and families in cooperation with the Office of Admissions.  *Students wishing to be considered for Key Club must be in groups 1 or 2 and should notify the admissions office of their interest to join the club.  This club is by invitation only.

Makers Club

Students will have the opportunity to explore new technologies, make prototypes of their own design, bring in projects and work collaboratively on something new. Small gas engines, electronics, 3_D printing, and Theater Prop making are some examples of what might be explored. The club will meet in the Learning Commons I-site.

Math Club

The purpose is to provide a student driven support system for Trinity-Pawling boys in all levels of mathematics and pursue higher learning via the AMC 10/12 competitions in February.

Mindfulness Club

What does mindfulness mean? What can practicing mindfulness do to enhance our lives? How can we be more mindful in our daily lives? On the field, in the classroom, with our friends? This club will discuss mindfulness and begin to explore the practice of mindfulness.

Model United Nations

To prepare for annual Ivy League Model United Nations Conference and to discuss world politics. Independent study for credit.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) honors those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Students will plan, lead, and participate in various school and community service projects throughout the year. Students with a grade point average of at least 90% will be invited to apply at specific times throughout the year.

Outing Club

The Outing Club takes the students off campus to enjoy local hikes, white water rafting trips, rock climbs or similar outside activities.

Outdoor Cooking Club

Meeting bi-weekly. Students will learn how to make pizza by hand and bake using the schools own student made outdoor pizza oven. Students in the club will be Ambassadors of the outdoor oven and be in charge of assisting other faculty, student groups, and advisory gatherings when the oven is requested to be used. BBQing and outdoor oven baked goods will also be explored in the club. 

Off-Campus Fun Club

This group takes trips off-campus several times each term to explore fun things in the area. Have you ever been to Chinatown in New York City? Do you know how maple syrup is tapped from trees? Join the Off-Campus Fun Club and check out some of the great places nearby! 

The Phoenix

Our purpose is to publish a weekly newspaper, combining the traditions established by The Pawling School Weekly and The Phoenix.  We seek reporters, editors, and writers for news, sports, features, fiction, and opinion and technical help for layout and production.  We meet often, and deadlines are usually Wednesday afternoon.  Write for The Phoenix.

Poker Club

In this club, students will learn to play poker and the theory and mathematics behind winning poker strategies.

Radio Show

The "Voices of Trinity-Pawling" is a live hour-long radio show at the local Public Radio Station each Friday during the school year from 6-7 pm - any and all are welcome to participate with a show of your own, or a regular segment ~ anything goes! The segments are recorded and available on MixCloud - feel free to listen to some of the shows anytime! 

Reading Club

The benefits of free reading are numerous.  It will broaden the way you perceive the world.  It will improve your vocabulary and help you on standardized test.  It will help you relax and so much more.  Come and join this group that selects a book or short story and discusses the reading later.  

Relay For Life

Relay for Life raises money to combat cancer.  Through out the year we will be raising money and then in May, along with Westover, we will be hosting a day of celebration on the quad. We need volunteers to help with raising money through athletics, can/bottle collection and organizing the day of. Colleges love RFL.

Rock Band

To expose students to various Rock genres, to teach and practice rock instruments for student performances. *participation in Jazz Band is a perquisite.

Ropes Course/Senior Leadership Program

To prepare and identify juniors for a variety of senior leadership positions using an outdoor education model, as well as on-campus workshops.

Rubics Cube Club

Meeting weekly, this club is designed to teach students to solve this 3D, cubed wonder in record time.

Students' Corner

Student's Corner is a new committee-styled group focused on creating discussion-based training programs for the T-P community. The focus of these training programs is flexible and will be led by students, but will primarily focus on sexual-assault, bystander intervention, race, or gender. 

Spirit Club

The Spirit Club will strive to bring zeal to our fans. Initially focusing on signage for home games and this group will then branching out to other ways to support our teams.

Strategy Board Games Club

To relax and enjoy the playing of strategy games of all types.  The club has a large collection of games such as Seven Wonders, The Resistance, Cosmic Encounter, Dominion, Pandemic, Twilight Imperium, Dixit, and dozens more - perfect for a Sunday afternoon. No experience necessary - we'll teach you all you need to know.

Strength and Conditioning Club

In this club, students will participate in weight lifting and physical conditioning.

Student Corner

Student's Corner is a new committee focused on creating discussion-based training programs for the T-P community. The focus of these training programs is flexible but will likely focus on sexual-assault, bystander intervention, race, or gender. The club will meet ever two weeks.

String Music Club

Classical music for those who can read music and play violin, viola, cello, acoustic guitar, or piano.
Meets once per week for rehearsal and performs several times per year.

Student Activities

To assist the faculty advisor with planning and promotion of a wide variety of student activities such as dances, concerts, speakers, and “play day.”

Student Senate/Student Life Committee

To initiate, encourage, and coordinate services and activities beneficial to all. Composed of elected student representatives who deal with issues like dress code, meals, campus cleanup, dances, maintenance of the Cave, Senior activities, play days, recreational equipment, etc. 

3D Printing Club

The 3D printing club will teach students to use 3D design programs to make their own objects on Trinity-Pawling’s 3D printer.

Theater Trips

To take full advantage of the live theatre offered in New York City, and offer additional exposure of students to the Arts. Students receive no activity rating for attending theatre trips.

Trading Card Game Club

Trading Card Games club provides a space for students to come together and enjoy collectible card games. Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering are perennial favorites, but we are happy to try new games too. 


Trinity-Pawling’s premier vocal group by audition only. The group performs on and off campus for a variety of special events and holiday and Chapel celebrations.

Type-In Club

The purpose of the club is to educate fellow students about the interesting and creative way of typing on a typewriter. We will meet twice a month on Mondays before study hall in the library. The members will be able to learn how to touch type and can use the typewriters provided to do some creative writing, draw, play games or even do homework.

Usher Club

To train and provide ushers for concerts and all school events in the chapel and Gardiner Theatre. These events include:School plays, Choir concerts, Trinitone concerts, Lectures, and Visiting artist presentations. Students are required to arrive at the facility 15-30 minutes before the event, help hand out programs, help with the seating of the audience, and assist at the end of the event by picking up after the audience leaves. Some months there might be several events where ushers are needed. However, five weeks could go by with no event. Ushers should plan to have one other activity to be involved in to be sure they always get an activity rating.

Vital Signs

To allow students to explore, research and write articles for a science magazine published twice per year.  Students will be allowed to choose the topic within science in which they wish to discuss.

Yoga Club

Yoga club will meet once a week to practice Yoga. No experience is necessary however you will need to provide your own Yoga mat.

A Commitment to Character

As we prepare young men for the world beyond Trinity-Pawling, we seek to convey this fundamental lesson: Character is the single most influential force to propel us forward - whether academically, physically, socially, or spiritually.

Trinity-Pawling has so much to offer!

Check out everything you can do and be in the pages on our site.  And if you'd like to contact us, we'd be happy to hear from you.  You can reach the admission office at 845-855-4825 or by email at

Not Just In the Classroom

What makes Trinity-Pawling unique? The Effort System is at the heart of everything we do.

The Pride

At Trinity-Pawling, every boy is a three-season athlete.  Whether he is learning the basics or has been excelling for years, he is part of the School's century-old athletic tradition.  T-P competes in the Founders' League, a highly competitive arena showcasing some of the nation's best prep school talent. T-P offers 13 interscholastic sports with 30 teams.

We're Seriously Creative

The Arts are an integral part of every Trinity-Pawling student's education. Whether they wish to develop existing talents or experiment with an entirely new form of expression, each student will have at least one year of music, theater, visual art or art history.


As a parent or guardian of a Trinity-Pawling student, you are a welcome member of the community. Your involvement through event attendance, participation in the Parents' Association, or simply staying connected is appreciated.

This could be you!

Over 100 years ago, Frederick Luther Gamage, Trinity-Pawling's Founding Headmaster, said, "Whether a boy succeeds or fails in the first instance at everything he tries is irrelevant.  The only boy who truly fails is the boy who fails to try."  Today, a century later, 315 boys live learn and grow together in an environment that fosters commitment, effort and character across the board.

Stay Connected!

Trinity-Pawling has a rich tradition of alumni connectivity. We want you to participate in the life and vitality of the School. Through this engagement, alumni will help Trinity-Pawling propel forward.

Stay Connected!

Trinity-Pawling has a rich tradition of alumni connectivity. We want you to participate in the life and vitality of the School. Through this engagement, alumni will help Trinity-Pawling propel forward.

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